Police tase woman running down highway as she sang National Anthem

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EUREKA, Mo. — Police in St. Louis county are scratching their heads, but praising their officer, after a bizarre incident Monday afternoon on I-44.  A passing motorist sent video to sister station FOX 2 that shows an officer apprehending the woman after she reportedly tried to jump into oncoming traffic.

According to FOX 2, the woman was speeding and flipped the police officer the bird. The officer gave chase. The woman reportedly slammed on her brakes, nearly causing an accident on the highway. She then proceeded to get out of her vehicle and run down the highway while singing the National Anthem.

The officer chased after her and yelled for her to stop. The woman reportedly responded by yelling “Martin Luther King” before jumping into the path of an oncoming car.  The car swerved to avoid her, and the officer drew his taser gun and tased her.

Police are still unsure of the woman’s motives.  FOX 2 identified her only as a 42-year-old Texas resident. She is currently at a local hospital getting a psychiatric evaluation.  No charges have been filed yet.

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